Founded in Hitoyoshi City in 1935, Fukuda Shuzou is relatively new among Kuma shochu distilleries. The founder, Kunihiko Fukuda, moved to Hitoyoshi from Reihoku machi, Amakusa to make shochu. While preserving tradition, the company continues to take on new challenges to improve the quality of their shochu. President Juichi Fukuda, the fifth generation of the company keeps "Thoroughness of Basics" as his motto for shochu making.
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Literally, this shochu has been aged in a barrel. The amber-colored shochu has a slight aroma of wood.
This is the representative brand of the distillery. It is characterized by its light, delicate finish due to reduced-pressure distillation in which the shochu is distilled at a low temperature.
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